Quinnipiac University Bobcats (9-10, 4-4 NEC) vs.
Wagner College Seahawks (6-13, 3-5 NEC)
Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 5 p.m.
Staten Island, N.Y. - Spiro Sports Center
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team will look to end its three-game losing streak when it travels to take on Wagner in Staten Island, N.Y., Thursday at 5 p.m. The Bobcats dropped back-to-back games against Bryant before falling in overtime to in-state rival Central Connecticut Saturday afternoon in Hamden, 78-70. Quinnipiac's three losses have even its record at 4-4 in Northeast Conference play, dropping it into a fourth-place tie with four other schools.
Scouting the Seahawks
Wagner enters the game with a 3-5 record in NEC play and sits outside of the NEC Tournament picture in a tie for ninth place. The Seahawks won their third conference game of the season in their last outing, defeating St. Francis (N.Y.) by 14 points, 78-64. In the last meeting between the two teams, Wagner's Marie-Laurence Archambault went off for a career-high 24 points. She is third on the team in scoring this season, averaging 8.5 points per game, while Meghan Mahoney's 13.8 points per game in just 10 contests this year leads the team. Ashley Olsen is fourth on the team in scoring at 8.1 ppg, but is the Seahawks' leader in rebounds at 7.3 per contest.
The Bobcats and Seahawks played earlier this month on Jan. 9 at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac handed Wagner a 10-point loss, 66-56, to spark a three-game win streak. Junior Courtney Kaminski (Dudley, Mass.) scored 20 points and pulled down 12 boards in the win for her second straight double-double.
Thursday's game can be heard live on AM 1220 WQUN and the WQUN.com webstream. Paul Pacelli will provide play-by-play, while Bob Tipson will add color analysis. Fans can also follow the action using live stats. Both can be accessed by clicking appropriate links above.
The Bobcats went to overtime in their last game, an eight-point loss to CCSU on Saturday afternoon. It was the first overtime game of the season for Quinnipiac and the first since heading to the extra period at Yale on Dec. 21, 2008. The Bobcats have gone to overtime just once in each of the last four seasons. The last time Quinnipiac played an overtime game at home was on Mar. 4, 2006 also against CCSU in a 68-64 win, making Saturday's game the first OT game for the women's program since moving into the TD Bank Sports Center in January 2007.
is Getting Repetitive
Sophomore Jacinda Dunbar (Edison, N.J.) recorded another double-double on Saturday against CCSU. It was her team-leading sixth double-double of the season and her third in as many games. Dunbar finished two rebounds shy of reaching the feat in the previous game with the Blue Devils on Jan. 14 in New Britain.
Deadly from Downtown
Junior forward Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.) was two points off her career high as she scored 14 against the Blue Devils. Of those 14 points, 12 came from three-point range. Jann was 4-of-5 from downtown against CCSU, while connecting on one shot from inside the arc. Jann connected on four of the team's five threes in the game.
Quartet of Scoring
Freshman guard Lisa Lebak (Robbinsville, N.J.) was the fourth member of the Bobcats to reach the double-digit mark in scoring in Saturday's loss to the Blue Devils. Lebak scored 10 points, while matching her career high with seven assists in the game.
Streaks of Note
The loss to CCSU snapped an 18-game win streak by Quinnipiac over its in-state rivals from New Britain. Entering Thursday night's game, the Bobcats have not lost to the Seahawks since Jan. 3, 2002, a span of more than eight years and 15 games. The last time Quinnipiac lost at the Spiro Sports Center was Jan. 25, 2001, falling to Wagner, 71-56.